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Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
iran becoming nuclear more than us. the people in saudi arabia, and egypt, jordan, so for that matter i think we will have to take action. and if the u.s. would decide to sit idly by and watch and to pray in order to take action, israel will have to do it by itself. it will not be easy. it will be harder. to deal with retaliation not only from iran. they will be nation's flying in from iran, from lebanon, hezbollah will join. hamas in gaza will send hundreds of missiles. but if we have to choose today between the option of allowing iran to become nuclear, to the option of fighting ourselves, i think the is a clear message what we will do. and the question is if will do with the u.s. or without the u.s., we are asking today. one of the main points of my book, i know many people here are involved with the middle east is the issue of two-state solution. for the last 20 years we hear about two-state solution. you must finish the conflict, the resolution will be a palestinian state. and president obama adopted this approach and she's calling upon us, the israelis to build a palestinian sta
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
energy resources in the middle east between israel and jordan. does that come to play with something you said. >> another excellent question. three home run questions from three freshmen. [laughter] the united states is very 0 supportive of efforts in the middle east to try to work out some of the challenges to the production and exporting of energy. and i think you know from having been in israel, israel has made some significant finds of natural gas off the coastline, and there's also the potential for such new energy sources off of cypress, off of lebanon, and we have been urging diplomatically that everybody work out their boundaries, that gets me back to one of the points i was making because there's often overlapping claimant -- -- claims and unless they're resolved stand in the way of the commercial exemployeation of whatever the reserves night be. it's in everyone's interest to try to make sure. everybody know where the boundaries are and people are able to let contracts that will be legally recognized in order to see what potential is available. similarly with respect to the
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the principal, secret negotiator of the israel/jordan peace treaty, and it's easy to forget that, that role, but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the region is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today, i'm told the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty, will abide by the peace treaty with israel, but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it, and so have we, for many years. as haleh said, we watch developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are faring in the arab awakening. last month a former deputy secretary of state and ambassador tom pickering and other senior national security officials, military officers and experts with decades of middle east experience presented a report that they have wr
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
went to jordan to help the librarians in the museum. brought over to young iraqis to get a ph.d.. i had one over for dinner and as an air of culture whenever he comes over he brings me a gift. and he puts his hand over his heart. he told me that his sister lost her husband and every single one of her children. she is alone. that was extraordinary. how can you live and lose everyone that you have lost? how can you? is this post-traumatic stress? will you sleep? will you not have nightmares? because we all have memories and we have bad memories and good ones and we can put them away. can you put this memory away? can a soldier put this memory away? no. >> host: in your research marguerite, you write about different organizations and the people who found them like dr. judith broder, the soldiers product -- the soldiers project. explain what that is. >> guest: she is an amazing woman. she is in her 70's. she went to see a play written by a soldier about combat, and she was struck. she was thinking, i've got to do something about this. someone in the audience asked her, is your son a sol
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
abdallah of jordan we discussed the importance of continuing reform to move his country toward more democracy and prosperity. in all of these places and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things in different cultures but speaks to something universal in all of us. one egyptian observed in the wake of the country's revolution freedom and dignity are more important than food and water. when you eat in humiliation you can't taste the food. dignity does not come from avenging perceived insults especially with violence that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility for one's self and one's community and if you look around world those countries focus on fostering growth rather than fomenting grievance of pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them. investing in their people's creativity, not encouraging their rage, and powering women, not excluding them. opening their economies and societies to more connection
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
jordan. >> host: did that hurt him? >> guest: no, because at that time he had stepped down as the anchor manin' 1981. he played mr. objective quite bell, and if you go to a doctor and are getting surgery you don't care if the doctor is a democrat or republican, but when he came out and voiced some disseptember own the vietnam war, it was the beginning of him editorializing, and today we see people in television who are editorializing all the time, and that's a slippery slope we're on now. and also, you see, with cronkite the berth of celebrities and television. where cronkite would go to a rally with senators and people running for president, everybody bum rushed them. they wanted to meet cop cite, not a senator from wisconsin. >> host: how would you describe him as a private person? >> guest: a lot of fun. he could not stand pompous people. at parties he would trunk a lot, sing old time songs, sometimes take part in a strange kind of strip tease act just to get people to crack up. but that's why -- i interviewed so many different people, from his good friends on he left. likicy b
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and jordan river, a state connected by a highly developed infrastructure of roads and water pipelines. i'm not sure when the point of return was passed, seven years ago, my first visit to israel, it was plausible to speak of the palestinian state. now did -- now it does not. a democratic process, appointment of envoys searching for commonground, building on previous agreements like those arrived at under the prime minister don't have chance of success. there's no political majority in israel in favor of withdrawing from the territory and settlements israel would have to do to allow a genuinely economically viable palestinian state. benjamin netanyahu gave lip service to the idea, but people close to him said he would never offer the palestinians something he could accept. the west bank, areas a and b, cut off from the world without control of the air space, their water will not produce a viable state. what can the next president do to change this? the only intervention that could shake israel out of the current spiral would be if a president made clear where the united states sees thi
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
between the mediterranean and the jordan river, a state connected by highly-developed infrastructure of roads and water pipelines. i'm not sure when the point of return was passed. of seven years ago on my first visit to israel, it still seemed quite plausible to speak of a palestinian state. now it does not. so i believe any kind of normal diplomatic process -- appointment of a special envoy, searching for common ground, building on previous agreements such as those arrived at under prime minister olmert and prime minister barak -- don't have much chance of success. there's no political majority in israel in favor of withdrawing from the territory ask settlements israel would have to do to allow a genuinely economically-viable palestinian state. prime minister netanyahu, i know, has given lip service to the idea, but people close to him have said he would never offer the palestinians something he could accept. an archipelago stands on the west bank, areas a and b, cut off from the world without control of the air space, their water will not produce a viable state. so what can the next
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the rogue states to cultivate the leading sunni-arab states such as saudi arabia, uae and jordan, and in 2008 he added libya to the expanding arc of activity. putin's goals were fourfold. number one, demonstrate russia was again a major power in the middle east and the world. number two, gain -- for projects while selling sophisticated products like nuclear reactors and railway systems. number three, as the cost and difficulty of extracting russian oil and natural gas grew to gain joint ventures in oil and natural gas extraction with countries like saudi arabia, iran, uae, libya and iraq. and number four and certainly very important, to prevent the arab states from aiding the islamic resistance movements in the north caucuses that were beginning to spread through the rest of russia. but keeping good ties with the sunni alignment in egypt and jordan and the shia group of hezbollah was not easy, especially as tensions rose between the two groups. this was to be increasingly clear with the onset of the arab spring. now, when you look initially at russian concerns with the arab spring, a,
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
, jordan and iraq and syria, jordan iraq and turkey all have 100,000 refugees each in their countries at least. we can't do it all ourselves and our wish i could give you an ideal scenario but this isn't one. >> can i ask you? you were talking about it. how did the saudis and others view the possibility of militant extremists coming to the fore in syria. having to fight militant extremists at home and do a good job of it, but what if the money and the arms are going to these people in a disproportionate way. and i was saying at the beginning of the david sanger article, you are going to militant extremists but if you read deeper into the article, it says the intelligence communities are having a difficult time determining who the rebel leaders are and to the rebel factions are. of we don't know who they are how the we know the majority will be militant extremists? if they are -- >> the problem is the militant extremists come to the 4 the more the rebel opposition in general feels abandoned by the west because of failure. because of the weapons they have been promised. that o
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
have dave jordan from w i t in the washington green build new bring television market. cameron catch from w x i eye in the high point ariane and dave wagner from w c n c in charlotte. the topics and questions for this debate were selected after surveying members of the radio and television digital news association of north carolina. the candidates will have equal time to answer. after those candidates have provided answers the candidate commenting first may provide an additional response up to 30 seconds in length. if any candidate exceed the allotted time i will interrupt and advance our discussion. the journalists are allowed to ask follow-up questions to the candidates if needed. our first question tonight is from dave jordan. >> both of you have been talking about jobs and the economy as a top issue in this race. you set forth specific plans. i wonder if you could give us more detail on what it is you want to do, how you are going to achieve that and how soon you think jobs can be created. we will begin with mr. mccrory. mccrory: i have listed specific steps i will take as next g
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
service, senator. we all recognize that, but, you know, like michael jordan, john stockton, there's a time to retire. i am runs for the u.s. senate so our children have every opportunity to live the american dream. my life experience doesn't come from 36 years in government, but the ibm corporation. when i go back to washington, i'll vote the three c's, my conscious, constituents, and the constitution. i will not be a partisan individual ruining the country today. protect you and me from those doing us harm, threaten rights, and our liberties whether they are foreign, domestic, businesses, corporations, or individuals. i gained a representation as a legislature committed to working together working with governor michael to balance the state budget every single year, collaboration is how problems are solved. as your united states senator, i promise you every day i'll work to respect you and the great state. god bless you. god bless u utah. thank you very much. >> moderator: on behalf of the audience and citizens of utah, we thank you both for running. >>> the new mexico senate race w
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
partnership with arab countries to promote small and medium enterprises in egypt, jordan, mori row koa, and yemen. partners work together to provide functional expertise and technical assistance to foster growth, improve job creation, and improve and create our jobs economic development. the overseas private investment corporation committed or improved more than in insurance and transportation, finance, ict and franchising as well as support for small and medium enterprises. now, well before the arab spring, of course, as you know, the u.s. was engaged in economic development in the region. in 2007, for example, the challenge corporation started a five year, $700 million compact with morocco to simulate economic growth in investments in projects that rangedded from small scale fisheries to financial services and enterprise support. the ncc remains an active player in the region with a recent $275 million compact with jordan and a planned program to address the main con straints of tunisia's economic growth. i could go on and talk about the fund created and the egyptian enterprise fund, but,
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. when i met with the king of jordan last month, we discussed the importance of continuing reforms to move his country toward more democracy and prosperity. so in all of these placings, and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people in cultures. but it does speak to something universal in all of us, as one egyptian observed in the wake of the country's revolution, freedom and dignity are more important than food and water when you eat in humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insult especially with violence that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility for one's self and community. if you look around the world today, those countries focus on fostering growth ran grievance are pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investment in the peoples' creativity not encouraging their rage. empowering women not excluding them. opening their ec
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
keeping good ties with the sunni alignment of the sunni gulf states, egypt and jordan and the shia group of iran's syria and hezbollah was not easy especially as tension rose between the two groups. this was to be increasingly clear with the onset of the arab spring. when you look initially at russian concerns in the arab spring, it can spread to russia was efforts on the same problems as the arab states, autocratic government, widespread corruption and rising prices and indeed democracy demonstrators were shouting the revolutionary train stopped at the station in cairo, next stop moscow. the second concern, islam is my takeover and in a ending chaos and further inspire the islamists and north caucasus and increasingly and khe sanh as well. number three is oil and gas investments in the middle east could be jeopardized as well as the business and arms sales deals and number four when libya occurred, the russians i think that the major lesson purgative stained on the u.n. security council vote in the no-fly zone in bolivia thereby supporting the arab consensus and continuing the widened r
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
outraged at what happened and she went to jordan to help the librarians in the museums. brought over two young iraqis to get a ph.d. i had one for dinner. fala, who i'm very fond of. and as in arab culture whenever he comes over he brings me a gift and puts his hand over his heart. and he told me, that his sister lost her husband and every single one of her children. so she's alone. that was just, that was extraordinarily, how can you live and lose everyone that you love. . . written by a soldier about combat and she was struck. she was thinking, i've got to do something about this. and someone in the audience asked her, is your son a soldier? she said there are no children. that just came out of her. scioscia started an extraordinary project. she was a psychiatrist. her has been set at injury tire? why did she retire? so what she's done is there a psychiatrist all of the country who get free counseling to every member of the family. and the other family members need counseling. and she has conferences. and in these conferences, she invites a psychiatrist. she invited a congressperso
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
judge egypt, not by their creation, unquote. morocco, algeria, jordan have not experienced the arab spring, the recent developments have shown some changes. the political institution in some of the countries are in the process of transition with more participation. it's best if ambitious public spending plan. we have same legal system and procedures are being performed to the aspiration of the people and their yearning for a good government and transparency. now, let me turn to the american policies during the arab spring. two initiatives, these initiatives i don't think were a coincidence, but anyway they came up at the same time in 2011 and the other 12011. august 10, 2011, president obama ordered a division board. the president made the prevention of atrocities the key focus of his administration's foreign policy. this initiative aimed at civilians and holding perpetrators of atrocities accountable. the focus of this initiative is the area and libya. the other initiative come in the second initiative is the open government or airship, which announced in september 2011 but exacerb
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
discussions with 14 leaders in the region, turkey, israel jordan and iraq. i've been to all of those countries, most of the more than once. my name is than to make sure that we are all prepared with options for the challenges ahead. both the near-term issues in iran and syria and longer-term issues resulting from the arab spring. there are some countries i have not visited yet but i plan to. china and india are high on my list and so is russia. you know i have not yet visited moscow i have had several productive meetings with my russian counterpart nikolai mccarver of in washington d.c., europe and by video teleconference several times. i could go on but as you can tell i'm working hard on my friends list. one final thought. during all of these travels our servicemen and women are always for most of my thoughts. they and their families have been through a lot. they are an inspiration. i saw this when i was honored to go to london to the united states delegation to the paralympics. are athletes, especially the wounded warriors, 20 of the 200 were wounded warriors, defined resilience. one of the
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00am EDT
chaired by barbara jordan in the 90s this was. the way to describe the american immigration system is its enormous, represent something like a third of the world's total immigration into the one country with 7% of the worlds population. its enormous, but it's terribly unbalanced. it's dominated by family ties and skills-based immigration is an afterthought in the current system. that's the problem you're referring to. it's also a balanced in a different way, which is as an expedient led by industry actually come expedient because the system is hard to change. we have a dominant smell in the skills base side, we have a dominant of temporary migration over permanent migration. that is not healthy enough time to get these kinds of peculiar outcomes. so the system is enormous. in these reform. it's not that you need for immigration. it's such you need to have a better balance within the immigration system. as far as who does better, i never thought i would say this i must say. i spent many years living in britain and they had a hopeless immigration system i thought, very badly administere
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
abdullah of jordan last month, we discussed continuing reforms to move his country towards more democracy and prosperity. so when all of these places and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people and cultures, but it does speak to something universal in all of us. as one egyptian observed in the wake of that country's revolution, freedom and dignity are more important than food and water. when you tease and humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insults, especially with violence that can never be justified. they comes from taking responsibility for oneself and one's community. if you look around the world today, those countries focus on fostering growth, rather than fomenting grievance or pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investing in their people's creativity, not encouraging their rage, empowered women, not excluding them. opening their
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, it was the consolidation of israel's stranglehold on western air of israel the side of the jordan. his major asset being perfect american accent and his american football the cavalry. bv did not see himself only as an israeli leader. his self-perception is of a israeli-american political maestro with a single constituency, divided into two parts, one on the shores of the -- and one between the two shining sees of this hemisphere. i doubt if the vcs and the limits to his bipartisan plausibility in this country. why should he? considering how often and how easily he has outmaneuvered and outmatched first clinton and now obama. iran's nuclear program does pose a threat to israel's nuclear monopoly. it does pose a threat to israel's superpower, regional superpower status. what is this not to is pose an existential threat to israel. that it does not do and that military and intelligence establishments of israel know this. bp bebe's focus on iran's nuclear program is a monstrous red herring. he needs to divert attention from his top priority. what is his top priority? his top priority i
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
was the attack on the three american-owned hotels in aman, jordan, which killed almost entirely jordanians attending a wedding. that got widespread coverage in the arab world. it's not just in iraq where people were sold what an al-qaeda-like regime would impose on the civilization. i think around the muslim world there was quite a lot of understanding of this. >> true. i was in aman i think about a month after that, and people were very upset. zarqawi's tribe disowned them, they took out page ads in the papers, full-page ads if the papers denouncing the attacks. there was a real backlash against that. you see a lot of that in a country where an attack is carried out, people usually support attacks outside the countries. >> well, they talk about benghazi, what happened in benghazi after the attack on the consulate. >> well, benghazi's very different, libya's very different because they're very supportive of the west for what they did in overthrowing gadhafi as opposed to other countries where no one asked for american aid, and no one got it, military support. but my point is, i
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
the peace agreements. they've succeeded with jordan. they succeeded with egypt. i'm sure we'll see more success there also. it's got to be a commitment of the united states of america though and i can promise you in a mccain-paling administration that commitment is their work with our friends in israel. biden: when no one has been a better front of his with an joe biden. i never would have joined the ticket if i was not sure barack obama shared my passion. but you asked the question that whether or not visit administration policy have made sense or something to that affect. it has been abject failure. visit administration policy. in fairness to secretary rice, she's trying to turn it around now in the seventh or eighth year. here's what the president said when we said no. insisted on electionn the west bank when i said and others said and barack obama said, big mistake. hamas will win. what happened? hamas one. when we kicked along with france we kicked hezbollah out of lebanon, i said and barack said, move nato forces in there, fill the vacuum because you don't know, if you don't,
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
troops to jordan to create a buffer and to be able to have a very highly-skilled set of troops to see chemical weapons through the assad regime, when the assad regime falls but i don't think we can intervene in syria right now. this is the adventurism that cost us in iraq and afghanistan and the cost us billions of dollars in national treasure and lives so our focus has to be on iran. >> moderator: mr. kyrillos? kyrillos: one way or the other we have to get rid of the thugs that run syria, killing their people, butchering their people, destabilizing other countries in the region. we have got to work with the united nations to bring about sanctions, work with other moderate arab states, the saudi's for example who try to drive a wedge between military or excuse me, the people in the military rather and assad. if they use chemical weapons, i think we have to have the possible use of force out there. i don't think we should flag to them that we won't do it. .. kryillos: we cannot allow iran to have a nuclear weapon. america, israel, the free, freedom loving world, we can't allow it. the
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
japan, hong kong, germany, spain, taiwan, korea, portugal? or will it be like jordan, poland, bolivia, kind of the question answers itself. so the conditional probability that china will avoid the middle income trap is much higher and one in three. it's 50, 60, three chords. i mean, southern ocean that china will fall in the middle income crowd i just don't think it's likely, at least until china reaches 50, 55% of your standard of living. roughly where korea is today. yes, there is 18. it's a problem but i think -- aging. as i said, there's lots of things that china can do to overcome because it's still very poor to avoid this problem. i forgot to mention that, you know, america booster, u.s. boosters and china always draw japan and algae and say, you know, japan had this bubble, japan slow down, china is same situation. i think that is fundamentally ironic analogy because when china -- when japan penn state in the late '80s, early nights, japan was at u.s. standard of living, or close to the. so the scope for ketchup japan had was over. china is still at about 25% so there's tremend
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
problems with syria, jordan is becoming destabilized, lebanon is controlled by hezbollah which is a terrorist organization. the fact of the matter is, we have to be very, very careful to insure that our ally, the most reliable ally that we have and the only democracy in a very dangerous part of the world, has the tools that they need in order to keep their people safe. .. there is no furnace. what happened in egypt, what happened in libya it took them weeks to decide it was a terrorist attack. i'm concerned because israel needs our help. israel needs our support and i stand behind them. >> moderator: you have one minute. berkley: thank you very much. this is an issue very important to me. i have spent considerable time on middle east peace. the fact of the matter is what i disagreed with the president i was the first one on either side of the aisle to express my differences, and in no uncertain terms. but let me turn this around for a little bit and talk to you about things that we don't hear. this administration with my health trumped up the israeli military by $200 million this ye
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fortress was the attack on america in jordan in 2005, which killed almost entirely jordanians. lack of widespread coverage in the arab world. so i think in iraq people saw what al qaeda like regime would impose on the population. i think i ran this quite a lot of understanding of this. >> troop. i think about a month after that people were very upset. i mean, colleagues took out full-page ads in the papers announcing the attacks. it is a real backlash against that. but she see a lot of that appeared in a country where an attack is carried out, people usually supported tax outside their country. >> to talk about what happened in benghazi after the attack. >> and ghazi -- libya is very different because they are very supportive of the west for what they did in overthrowing gadhafi as opposed to other countries, where no one asked for american aid and got military support. but the point is i used to live in the admin. and in yemen, people were very supportive of attacks against the american military and american civilians. they were supportive of the 9/11 attacks. but today there was an a
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
commission on immigration reform, which is chaired by barbara jordan in the 90s this was. the way to describe the american immigration system is its enormous, represent something like a third of the world's total immigration into the one country with 7% of the worlds population. its enormous, but it's terribly unbalanced. it's dominated by family ties and skills-based immigration is an afterthought in the current system. that's the problem you're referring to. it's also a balanced in a different way, which is as an expedient led by industry actually come expedient because the system is hard to change. we have a dominant smell in the skills base side, we have a dominant of temporary migration over permanent migration. that is not healthy enough time to get these kinds of peculiar outcomes. so the system is enormous. in these reform. it's not that you need for immigration. it's such you need to have a better balance within the immigration system. as far as who does better, i never thought i would say this i must say. i spent many years living in britain and they had a hopeless immigrat
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
reception this evening hosted by the ambassador of jordan, looking forward to that, and also, an early start tomorrow morning. u.s. views from ambassador jim smith followed by the arab-u.s. relations' view from the league of arab states which has a brand new ambassador here in washington, and then, of course, the palestinian future focusing on that as well as the gtc countries in yemen and the what has been done in terms of the department of state and others trying to double u.s. exports internationally and globally, but with special reference to the arab world. on top of business finance, human resource development, and iran, features here in the afternoon as well as does the view the of the u.s.-arab relationship from the arab media. i thank all of you for being here today. see you this evening and tomorrow. >> thank you. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> downsizing, watching it live, one of 10,000 homes they are trying to get done in the next four years over the course of the four years of may your being termed, these are hou
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
. .. of course you have the airport. barbara jordan did an event in 1988. right after michael dukakis boss to the george herbert walker bush. and cronkite was great friends with george herbert walker bush, personal friends, but he was for dukakis as a liberal. he was livid that dukakis avoided the word liberal as if it was a dirty word fifth. he thought that democrats were cowards, not defending liberalism of harry truman or the kennedys or whatever, fdr. and so at a barbara jordan speech, which you can pull up one youtube, it's unbelievable to watch, i think he had a little bit of scutcheon him. [laughter] he threw his script away and said, i'm going to like in the movie network open the windows and shot it out. i am a liberal. i am for roe versus wade. i am a liberal. it was like -- and he felt good after that. [laughter] he had bottled up his own views on whether he was a liberal. he was just bobbling it up. he was living with the pressure of having to be mr. judicial and mr. center, and i equate a lot of his views on politics much like with the northern european countries, particu
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Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is it going to be like iraq, jordan, bolivia, you know, the question answers itself. so the conditional probability that china will avoid the middle-income front is much higher than 50, 60 in three quarters when. so the notion that china i just don't think is likely at least if it reaches 50, 55% of the u.s. standards of living. yes, there is aging. it's a problem, but i think my number, my projection of 6.5% takes into account aging and as i said, there are lots of things china can do to overcome because it is very hard to avoid this problem. i forgot to mention that american boosters and u.s. boosters and china deniers say japan had this bubble, japan slowed down, china is in the same situation. and i say that that is fundamentally a long and how much because when china -- when japan reached that state in the late 80's and early 90's, japan was at the standard of living close to that. so, the scope for catch up to japan had was over. china is about 25%, so china japan and now what she is just plain wrong so it is related to the aging plant, so the demography's on the way t
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Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
region; turkey, israel, jordan and iraq. i've been to all those countries, most of them more than once. my aim has been to make sure that we're all prepared with options for the challenges ahead, both the near-term issues in iran and in syria and longer-term issues resulting from the arab spring. there are some countries i haven't visited yet, but i plan to. china and india are high on my list, and so is russia. even though i've not yet visited miss cow, i have had several -- moscow, i have had several productive meetings with my russian counterpart here in washington, d.c., in europe and by video teleconference several times. i could go on. as you can tell, i'm working hard on my friends list. one final thought. during all of these travels, our servicemen and women are always foremost in my thoughts. they and their families have been through a lot. they are an inspirational bunch. i saw this when i was honored to go to london as the head of the united states delegation to the paraolympics. our athletes, especially the wounded warriors -- 20 of the 200 were wounded warriors -- def
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
just for jordan or for israel or for iraq, it is real threat for regional security, and it might be one day like maybe afghanistan or yemen. it might even american interests. so we are not just blaming united states just because we are friends. it is real. i was there for maybe three times for the, you know, syrian/turkish border, and you can't imagine how much it's becoming a regional threat for the security region. the second thing i think united states has one responsibility. you're always talking about human rightses, supporting democracy, supporting kids' rights and women's rights. what about the syrians? now, i really was crying when i was seeing there are kids who didn't go to their schools for two years. and might be some of them, they might be terrorists. so my last comment is what is the -- [inaudible] if you are just going to stay in washington, -- [inaudible] i'm sure those will not be good news for united states. >> i think one of the things that we haven't heard at all here and yet should be uppermost in our minds is what went wrong with iraq, is what happens after the day
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. bush administration. governor romney mentioned of course in 2014 jordan in his monday speech. what he didn't talk about and that was a strategic partnership agreement that the administration has the go shade with the afghan government which will keep american soldiers in afghanistan until 2024. do you have a sense of what the minimum number of going forward? >> let me clarify a couple of things. there are more than a few administrative folks here who would say that was not the focal point on afghanistan. i was involved but i share the credit with many, many others who probably had more influence than i did. the first i would like to make about afghanistan and the big difference between mr. romney and mr. obama is that mr. obama said the deadline, period. i was in kabul in december of 2009 when mr. obama made that speech, and i was talking to isaf people, the people from the international force, you know the people who are out there getting shot at from other countries, not just our own. to a man and a woman, and there are women there, they have all almost took no notice of the surge s
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
conversation. i made several interventions with jordan and italy, and suddenly the conversation has begun. and so i think the first step in terms of going forward is doing we are doing today and begin to really put religion in government on the table. so the conversation has begun. we are planting seeds for the future but i think we have made a lot of headway with strategic dialogue. but i would hope at some point this panel and i can travel together so it's not just a government, so we have government goes with congress to a state department might go with congress, but i think at some point in future we might want to go together, so sold -- civil society and government and showed him a paradigm that has not been done before. so we are on our way. >> did you get a good shot? [laughter] >> we have a lot of questions, and time is quickly marching on. i'm going to ask you to run around. you might want to be in the center isle so we can capture the last equation and try to answer them all before we leave at noon. spent i'm from the state department. one of the things, element i think some black in
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Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
arkadelphia arkansas jordan gets the last word. is on her democrats line. go ahead. >> caller: okay. i think obama should win because -- [inaudible] what ron is saying is not true but it's not too. he has raised us. -- [inaudible] and ron is a scary man. i don't think he should be in office as well. i'm looking at the statistic map right now, and what he is saying is just a lie. los.. [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. i am dan glickman here at the aspen institute as vice president and i run the congressional program. it's a great honor to have you here and these great folks here on behalf of the washington ideas around a table series of the aspen institute and the mashaal smith and robert h. smith foundation. we thank you for being here. a lot of us are very interested in the politics of the last couple of weeks. as an old politician myself and i see some old politicians up front. there's congressman and ambassador tim roemer, senate johnson, and i know that there are others as well anyway. so we appreciate folks being here. also i recognize very who
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Oct 15, 2012 6:15am EDT
into jordan and egypt. and yes, it will not happen tomorrow. we will have to wait. how long we'll have to wait, i don't know. if i came here to washington, d.c. two years ago i would've told you the president mubarak would be caged in jail in cairo, you would think i'm insane. and to them, coming and telling you in the long term there should be a linkage between the palestinians and -- you with tell it's not going to happen, they would not agree to it. the middle east history dynamic, can change very fast, and we have to put forward what we believe is good for us. >> i fear for israel's security and future. i see that as dangerous. and it's also a moral issue, but thank you. >> thank you. >> my name is jerry. actually i was in jerusalem in 1973 when the war broke out, and all the european nations made a big point of saying, we are not going to send any weapons to the middle east because we don't want to encourage the war that's just started. which sounded very noble, except at the same time the russians were busy sending weapons to the syrians and egyptians. my concern is with the
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